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Scientific classification

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Genus Sonagara  Moore, 1882

Type species: strigipennis Moore, 1882b:180

Generic description: Eyes without interfacetal hairs. Antennae moderately ciliate. Fore tibiae with epiphysis. Hind tibiae with two pairs of spines and tarsi with rows of spines. FW with veins M2-R3 arising separately from cell. HW with Sc + R1 & Rs approaching but not touching. Uncus modified with two lateral processes. Gnathos modified but without peg-like teeth. Valve with a prominent sacculus process. Female with a double frenulum, sometimes triple. Ostial plate relatively simple. Signum in bursa.

The genus is primarily separated from Striglina by the lack of the peg-like teeth on the gnathos of that genus, and the enlarged female atrium (Whalley 1976).

Sonagara is a small genus of small to medium sized moths with only 3 species. S. strigipennis Moore (1882) is the most widely distributed, S. stricta (Chu & Wang) (holotype from Guangxi) is from China. The third species is rare, undescribed and only known from Brunei.